Submission: New Remote Engagement Program

Arts Law has made a submission to the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA), who are currently seeking input on the design of a new ‘Remote Engagement Program’ to replace the existing Community Development Program (CDP) in remote communities. The CDP is a program in which job seekers in remote Australia were required to participate in minimum hours … Continued

Arts Law advocating for better protection of Aboriginal cultural heritage

Indigenous Cultural Heritage Laws: update on Juukan Gorge Inquiry and Arts Law’s Response to the Western Australia Bill  As part of the law and policy reform work Arts Law does to advocate for better legal conditions for artists, we have been lobbying Government to better protect Indigenous cultural heritage. This area of law can be … Continued

Have your say! IP Australia’s Indigenous Knowledge Project

Arts Law is in the process of putting together a submission as part of IP Australia’s public consultation on proposed changes to Australia’s Intellectual Property system to create opportunities and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. The aim of the project is to “enhance the intellectual property system to help enable Aboriginal … Continued

Arts Law & Artists in the Black go on Outreach

Arts Law CEO, Robyn Ayres, and King & Wood Mallesons pro bono lawyers, John Swinson and Karen Litherland travelled to remote Northern Territory earlier this month to visit three First Nations art centres.

Visiting the art centres of Jilamara and Munupi on Melville Island and Bula’bula Arts in Ramingining, Arnhem Land, Robyn, John and Karen worked with local artists and art centre managers to assist with contracts, draft wills and deliver education workshops.

Fake Art Harms Culture: Arts Law’s Submission to the House of Representatives Inquiry

The Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law) welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the discussion on the growing presence of inauthentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ‘style’ art and craft products and merchandise for sale across Australia. In essence, our submission is that a prohibition on the sale of inauthentic products at all levels of the supply chain is the easiest and most efficient approach to address the problem.

Fake Art Harms Culture Campaign: inauthentic art inquiry

Arts Law launched the Fake Art Harms Culture campaign in 2016, along with the Indigenous Art Code and the Copyright Agency. The campaign aims to stop the sale of inauthentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander products and merchandise in Australia, as it harms culture, an income stream for artists and consumers.

Chanel Should Apologise for ‘Boomerang’

The Arts Law Centre of Australia and the Indigenous Art Code contacted Chanel to request an apology to Indigenous communities over their ‘boomerang’ product that was recently circulating on social media.